MEP tells 600 Eurofanatics "the British people again rejected your political superstate”
Meanwhile EU Commission President: 'This is what the EU was always meant to become'
© Henrik Nielsen MEP
UK MEP lays it on the line for the Eurocrats - choice matters in a democracy
How times have changed since the UK’s Referendum on EU membership in 2016. Back then, when we published articles showing how the EU was an autocratic vehicle for merging all member states into one superstate by stealth, Remainers derided our explanations and arguments.
At that time – and to this day - no-one in the Remain campaign wanted to admit that the EU is all about a journey to becoming one sprawling country, where national boundaries and interests will no longer exist. A place where the very concept of Britishness would become a curiosity learnt about by children in history lessons, under a curriculum determined by an unelected quasi-government based in Brussels.
In this world, what was once England and Wales would have become North-West Region One of the EU. The Scots would have demanded to be their own region, probably called North-West Region Two. Northern Ireland would of course have been split off by the EU and given to the Republic of Ireland - by then known as the North-West Atlantic Region.
The voice of the people versus the voice of the monolith
At the beginning of this week the Danish-born MEP for North West England, Henrik Overgaard Nielsen, gave a speech in the EU Parliament. In this short speech he explained the importance of choice to the assembled masses of privileged europhiles to whom the idea of giving the people a choice is anathema. [Text of speech is below.]
Mr Nielsen spoke of democracy and of choice. He also explained to the chamber of EU-federalists that the British people had made a clear and informed decision – once again. This was an important point, beause MEPs have spent the last three and a half years telling the international press that the British people had been lied to in the Referendum and didn’t know what they were voting for.
Voice of the monolith - European Projekt “always meant to be a Union” (one country)
The following day, the new EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen, rose to her feet in the same venue. Her speech marked the 10-year anniversary of the Lisbon Treaty.
In amongst the usual misty-eyed and self-congratulatory language favoured by EU autocrats on occasions like this, Frau von der Leyen dropped all pretences and gave it to her audience straight.
“The European project was built around the economy. But Europe was always meant to be more than coal and steel. More than a single market. It was always meant to be a Union. And with Lisbon, Europe rediscovered this vocation.”
- Ursula von der Leyen, EU Commission President, Strasbourg, 17 Dec 2019
It is essential to understand that when someone who is now one of the most powerful women in Europe refers to ‘a Union’, she means the real thing. She means all countries joined as one. She almost dismisses the Single Market and the economic arguments, saying that the EU Projekt was always about union.
Brexit Facts4EU.Org Summary
Speech by MEP for North West England, Henrik Overgaard Nielsen
Henrik Nielsen MEP © EU Parliament
Here is what Mr Nielsen told the EU Parliament this week.
“On Thursday the people of the UK voted resoundingly for Brexit and they voted overwhelmingly in favour of a Canada style Free Trade Agreement with the EU.
They also voted emphatically against a customs union, against staying in the Single Market and against the European Court of Justice having any jurisdiction in the UK.
Everybody agreed that this election was a Brexit election, so the will of the people has been heard for the second time (may I say) on the issue of Brexit.
And the people have yet again told us that they knew what they voted for in 2016.
This General Election has proven that when given the choice, the British people choose free trade and cooperation, and not a political super state.
Will the remaining EU citizens ever be given this choice, or will they drift further and further into the federal states of Europe?
The citizens of Europe should be given the choice, and if they choose like the Brits we should roll back federalism and start cooperating again like nation states.
It might seem strange to many of you, but not everyone subscribes to your centralised, monolithic form of politics. Some of us actually believe in democracy.
To quote Rabbi Sachs: Every one of us counts, every one of us has a voice. You lose that, you lose everything, because then it becomes a game for the rich and powerful.”
- Henrik Overgaard Nielsen MEP, Strasbourg, 16 Dec 2019
About Henrik Overgaard Nielsen
Born in Denmark, in 1992 Mr Nielsen was co-chairman of the ‘No’ campaign in the Danish referendum on the Maastrict Treaty. In 1996 he moved to the UK where he set up an NHS dental practice with his British wife, with whom he has two children.
In 2015 he became the Chairman of the General Dental Practice Committee (GDPC) and the British Dental Association (BDA), having previously been the vice chair. He was re-elected in January 2019.
He has co-authored a book with Claire Fox MEP titled "Reclaiming Democracy - The Left Case for Democracy". This is available free by request via his website.
Mr Nielsen was part of the group of British MEPs which Frau von der Leyen referred to in her speech as “those who scream and yell.” [See our article yesterday.]
Mr Nielsen was elected by a popular mandate of the people whom he represents, from the North West of the United Kingdom. Frau von der Leyen has no such popular mandate from the people. When Angela Merkel steps down, the former German Defence Minister von der Leyen will become arguably the most powerful woman in Europe.
We thought that readers might wish to read what Mr Nielsen had to say, as it will never be reported in the British press. The sentiments he expressed are not new, but they are important.
One of the principal themes of his speech was about choice as a fundamental tenet of democracy. Perhaps the supreme irony is that when Frau von der Leyen was “elected” as President of the EU Commission by the EU Parliament three weeks ago, there were no other choices on the ballot paper.
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Brexit Facts4EU.Org, 20 Dec 2019
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